News tagged with indoor environments

Custom-controlled climate on airplanes

The indoor climate on airplanes is a frequent source of complaints. In the future, passengers should be able to set their own individualized climate and temperature controls and also be able to adjust air ...

Sep 03, 2012 not rated yet 0

Kinect@Home crowdsources for 3-D models

(Phys.org)—An open source undertaking called Kinect@Home offers the world a deal: "Users get access to 3-D models they can embed anywhere on the internet, and we use this data to create better computer vision algorithms." ...

Aug 30, 2012 3 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast report

House-sharing with microbes

Household dust contains up to 1000 different species of microbes, with tens of millions of individual bacterial cells in each gram. And these are just the ones that can be grown in the lab!

Sep 09, 2010 not rated yet 0

Houseplants cut indoor ozone

Ozone, the main component of air pollution, or smog, is a highly reactive, colorless gas formed when oxygen reacts with other chemicals. Although ozone pollution is most often associated with outdoor air, ...

Sep 08, 2009 4.8 / 5 (6) 1